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Cannot Access DOS from MSDOS Icon on Desktop

Posted on 1998-11-13
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I have a brand new Windows 98 computer for my sister.  But each time I try to use access DOS from the Desktop (in order to install some DOS games) it freezes the whole computer up, and I reboot.
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by:vikiing
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Click right button over icon and check Properties. At "Program" tab, ¿is "Command line" specifying the right command interpreter (COMMAND.COM)?; it should be read as "C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM"

Try to boot the machine; while power on, press F8 and, at start-up menu, select "Prompt only" to check if COMMAND.COM is running well.
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Run a search on command.com (right click computer icon on the desktop and click find)
Check 'look in' says c: drive, or your current hard drive letter.
When this is found right click it and click 'create shortcut' it will ask you if you wish to create a shortcut on the desktop, click yes.
Delete your old shortcut
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